court. >>> hundreds of chinese have protested in front of the u.n. headquarters in new york against japan's nationalization of the senkaku islands. the protests were staged on tuesday ahead of prime minister noda's speech to the general assembly. >> we want to get -- to all the leaders in the united states, let them know is belonged to china. >> the demonstrators waved chinese flags and sign boards demanding that japan leave the islands. >>> two car bombs have exploded near the syrian army by se battles between rebel fighters and government forces in the downtown area. an anti-government activist told nhk the explosions hit the third and fourth floors of the building. four people died.